Well, I thought it best to open up a thread to track this journey of mine for the coming weeks and months.
I’m just a couple days into a 2 week fast, and trying to settle into the commitment. The longest fast I have done previously is 6 days, and I’ve occasionally done 48-72 hour fasts. I do fear the lack of energy that an extended fast entails, and know that when I’m feeling fatigued it will be challenging for me to hold to this commitment. BUT, I am ready to make some changes both internally and externally, and know that breaking from the status quo is almost always uncomfortable.
I do have a long term vision over the summer months, one that focuses on shorter fasts and slowly reworking my relationship with food-- recognizing it as something that will take some time to mentally rewire, and one in which consistency is more important than singular push efforts. So this 2 week fast will be the kick-off to a longer, consistent effort that sees me feeling healthy around my body and eating come August. Fingers crossed!
My energy thus far is just fine, and I don’t feel hungry. Any advice for how to maintain commitment when the energy tanks? To the extended fasters out there, do you push through these lows and find energy again?